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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,767 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 BMW 745 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 BMW 745 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 112012


  • 109,000 miles


The 2003 BMW 745li has a recall campaign no.10V-446: Brake vacuum pump. Took car in to local dealer and dealer refused to perform recall due to vacuum pump leaking oil, and must be replaced first full of charge at $1300usd. When in recall letter it states the problem to be "small amount of oil could leak from the brake vacuum pump into the vacuum hose, dealer claims there are to only replace vacuum line hose. I don't have the money to perform the service and the moment so now I must drive vehicle with faulty brakes! thanks BMW usa!

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 182011


  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 BMW 745li. The contact received recall notice NHTSA campaign id number: 10V446000 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the neck was separating from the vacuum pump which caused a leak. The additional repairs were not included in the recall and the would be responsible for the costs. The repairs under the recall were made but none of the additional repairs were made. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 104,000.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 242010

745 6-cyl

  • 62,300 miles
The contact owns a 2003 BMW 7 series. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 10V446000 (component: Service brakes, hydraulic: Power assists: Vacuum). The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the contact was informed that the vacuum pump was leaking but would not be repaired under the recall. The dealer advised that only the vacuum line hose was covered under the recall and not the pump. The vacuum pump would be the responsibility of the contact. The manufacturer was contacted and did offer assistance with the repairs. The failure mileage was 62,300. Updated 01/28/11 updated 02/03/11

- Addison, IL, USA

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